Five ways Egypt's Constitution stifles opposition

Presidential term limits

Another demand of the protesters is a constitutional limit on how many terms a president can serve. Presently, there is no limit on the number of six-year terms a president can serve. (Mubarak is now finishing up his fifth term). Protesters want a two-term limit, similar to many other democratic countries.

Editor's note: Monitor staff photographer Ann Hermes shot video of a large protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

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